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Rating: 4.40 / 5
16 reviews

A Striking Death

by David Anderson

"A Striking Death leaps straightaway into a thickening plot with a fresh murder for Drumm et al to tangle with, and the pace doesn't let up from there. We get a fresh face in the YPS by the name of Detective Dick - whose name says all you need to know about the man." ~ Amazon review"His characterization is excellent and his cast of characters are all believable, different and interesting - particularly Detective Dick! The ending is gripping and is a superb piece of writing." ~ Wendy from the UK"Well-written and intriguing, with characters to care about. This novel explores difficult subject matter with grace, as Drumm and colleagues old and new track down a serial murderer. But half the fun is in the relationships between Drumm and those around him -- his sexy partner Lori Singh, new and o...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 289 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
6 reviews

A Cuban Death

by David Anderson

The third Nicholas Drumm mystery, A Cuban Death, begins with the death of a young man, killed when he falls from a seventh-floor balcony at a resort in Cuba. Is it suicide? Is it a murder, or just a horrible accident? Is it any business of Homicide Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, fully occupied with a string of brutal sexual assaults in York?From the beautiful sandy beaches of Cuba's southern shore to the frozen streets of York, Ontario, A Cuban Death pits a determined detective against a range of foes, including his superior officer.Based on a true story, A Cuban Death will keep you off-balance until the surprising end....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 263 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
37 reviews

An Indecent Death

by David Anderson

"Just the book to sit down with on a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot tea (or toddy). The plot is compelling, the characters are finely-drawn with charming quirks and the sense of place is familiar enough to make the story as unsettling as it is enjoyable to read." ~ Morley from Nova Scotia"I really enjoyed this mystery. It kept me guessing all through the read. Trust me - I usually figure out the mystery before I finish the book. I hope to read more from this author." - Review from Smashwords"This is a riveting murder mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end! It's skillfully written, with such plausible characters that you feel these people could be real. The plot is logically developed to a climax that you won't see coming!" ~ Diane from Ontario"This is an entertaining myster...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Dead Man's Hand (The DI Luchewski Series Book 1)

by Mark Lock

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 320 pages
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Pure Dynamite

by María Gema Salvador

Organized crime has taken control of the city and just a detective dare to confront them...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Betrayed: Pillow talk was all it took.

by Simonne Kaye

Amy is trying to make her way in the masculine world of the armed response officer, while balancing a normal life. But which way do the scales tip when things go wrong?...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction, Single Authors
Size: 12 pages
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9Crimes

by Sara Green and S.L. Dixon

The following tales of crime and mystery are presented as evidence.Please investigate these suspect authors, they are skilled and dangerous…and still at large….The following confessions are included:FRESH CUT by Sara GreenMOTHER KNOWS BEST by S.L. DixonMISS MACHETE by Tony AmesLAID TO REST by Rudy GibsonON THE TAKE by Jovan JonesTIME TO SWEAT by Joseph CusumanoPLAYING THE RACE CARD by Jim LeeDOOR TO DOOR by K. McGeeTHE SETUP by Jovan JonesAnd don't forget to check out other 9Tales, venturing into Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Westerns......

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 167 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
23 reviews

Mystery: Deception: Mystery and Suspense (Power Play Trilogy Book 2)

by James Kipling

While Raj recovers from the gunshot wound he sustained during his visit to the slums, Priya is sent away to live in America with Raj’s half-sister Siya, apparently safe from the roving eyes of Chaudhry and his merciless killer Sultan.

With Priya and Siya now safe at an undisclosed location, Krish and the others intensify their fight against Chaudhry and the other corrupt forces. Raj’s half-brother Kavi is also a useful ally against Chaudhry.

Chaudhry, however, is relentless in his pursuit of Raj and during a meeting with his cold-blooded foot soldier Sultan, plans the kidnap of Priya. They discover that Priya is likely being harbored by one of five relatives of Krish. Chaudhry, certain he understands Krish, sends Sultan to find Priya and kidnap her to use as...

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Short Stories, World Literature, United States, Asian American, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers, Teen & Young Adult, Single Issue Comics, Women's Fiction, Crime Fiction, Romance, Women's Adventure
Size: 141 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Cooper Collection 093 (Bleeding Heart)

by Bill Bernico

Private eyes Elliott Cooper and his wife and partner, Gloria have agreed to fill in for a few days for two movie stunt doubles. The producer is a good customer of Cooper Investigations, throwing lots of work their way, so the Coopers feel somewhat oblligated to say yes to his request. But what happens when the two unarmed private eyes encounter a gang of five hoodlums on their way home? No weapons--time to use your heads.

The Cooper Collection consists of 131 stories (so far)...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction, Single Authors
Size: 5 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Jack Little

by Anthony David Mitchell

When jewelry store owner Will Hodge finds himself and his business the victim of a conman, he believes all is lost...until he finds the con man dead at an abandoned motel with the goods still on him. From here Will makes several choices that may have financial gains but could be costing him his very soul. Take a dark journey through America's tough times through the eyes of a simple Memphis jewelry store owner as he works his way to providing for his family in a manner which we all have considered but few act upon....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Crime Fiction
Size: 260 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Cooper In Charge (Four Short Cooper Stories)

by Bill Bernico

This volume consists of previously published Cooper stories. They are being compiled here so that they can become available in audio format on ACX, Audible, and iTunes. The stories contained in this in this collections include:

Full Circle
Elliott's finishing up his last few days as a P.I. before he retires. He and Matt are hired by a fussy client to follow a man who has already eluded two other detective agencies already. Elliott guarantees the client that he and Matt can get the job done in two days or there'll be no charge. The client doesn't think it can be done, but Elliott has an ace up his sleeve. Let's see if he can accomplish what the other two P.I. agencies couldn't.

About Face
Elliott has just retired and Matt has taken over the busine...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction, Single Authors
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Sport

by Scott Grand

Hi. I’m Sport. My mother died, my dad hates me and I work for Russian mobsters. I run money collection for their bookie. But I have my best friend Gun by my side. So what could go wrong? It’s Sacramento in the 80’s.

Oh yeah. I hate the color yellow. Go Rivercats!
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Genre: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction, Single Authors
Size: 96 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

9/11: Trapped Beneath the Rubble of the Twin Towers

by Peter J Anders

This is Peter J Anders' third book on the events of 9/11, following his ‘9/11: The Jumper’ and ‘9/11: Inside the Hijacker’s Plane’. This time, Anders tells the tale of how one man fell into the murky depths of the North Tower on the morning of September 11th, 2001.

Anders’ story captures the sense of mounting obliteration and terror inside the North Tower as time runs out for George Pascarl and his colleagues.

George Pascarl eventually finds himself trapped in darkness amidst the suffocating dust and debris beneath where the North Tower once stood. As time runs out for George, he finds out that he is not alone beneath the rubble of the Twin Towers. Another man trapped below ground level gives George renewed hope of making his way out. Just who is th...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction, Metaphysical
Size: 45 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
7 reviews

THURSDAY'S ORCHID

by Robert Mitchell

“Marijuana!” he burst out as soon as the others had moved away. “We move fifty tonnes of marijuana out of Australia!”I sat up with a jolt.“Good God, Nick!” I gasped. “Fifty tonnes! There’s not that much in the whole bloody country.”“I can get it,” he replied quietly.“Where do we move it to?” I asked.“Singapore.”“How?”He leaned back into the armchair, smiling like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.It was weeks later that I was to question that grin, but not until after the killing had started, not until the waves had begun crashing into the stern of the ship, the salt spray covering the decks, the hull grinding, tearing itself upon the coral.Not until terror had taken hold!...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Suspense, Teen & Young Adult, Crime Fiction, Sea Adventures, Foreign Language Fiction, Other Languages
Size: 278 pages
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Stuck in the Sand

by John Warren Self

The woman became a missing person for several years. Then some campers found the cabin while they were hiking. Then they found her skeletal remains. There was no evidence left at that scene so the case went unsolved after that.
Parnell did not deposit the many hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash in the, bank. He kept it in his mattress, so to speak. He did not want anyone questioning where he got that amount of money.
‘You are who you say you are in Florida if you have your own money.’ He started a business making no money at it. It was like many businesses doing that. Business ownership changed frequently there.
He owned the business to make his secret stash of money look as if it were profits. He reported it on his income tax return as such, a little at time. O...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

EYES OF THE SEMINARY: A Seattle Story

by DEE TEZELLI and STEVE DANISHEK

BRAD NEVER FORGOT THE BODIES OF TWO NUNS BEING PULLED OUT OF THE LAKE. HE WAS ONLY 21 AND A ROOKIE JOURNALIST. 37 YEARS LATER AS AN EXECUTIVE PARTNER OF A CYBER SECURITIES COMPANY, HE FOLLOWED HIS OBSESSION TO SOLVE THIS CLOSED CASE. AND THE EYES OF THE SEMINARY GUIDED HIM....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 64 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
11 reviews

Angels Cry (Spark Before Dying Book 1)

by Tina Glasneck

Cold-hearted detective Peter Lazarus loves to toe the line, and being an undercover cop, he enjoys his sanctioned criminalism. Going by the name of Shane Sterns, called in to gather evidence against a ruthless gang distributing and transporting black tar heroin up and down the East Coast, he’s a man without anything to lose.
Until he walks into a bar run by the gang and sees Charlie.
Charlotte “Charlie” Palmer knows him from a different time and place. She can blow his cover with one look. While undercover, he married Charlie, and after getting too close, he abandoned her. There were reasons for it back then, but watching Charlie dance with dead eyes, he knows her downward spiral has been swift. Recognizing the bars on her gilded cage, he realizes he does have one big reg...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Who Shot Young Melvin? (Caution Tape Book 1)

by G, Brendan

Do you like true crime podcasts, but wish real life plots had more twists and more satisfying endings? Who Shot Young Melvin is a fictionalized, serialized crime podcast in written form. It is the story of the investigation into the murder of a high school student in Washington, DC - and whether the investigation into the murder was hampered by indifference, incompetence, corruption, or a little bit of all three....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 121 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Salome: A Modern Retelling

by JB Trepagnier

In this modern day retelling of Salome, Herod is a drug lord. Herod’s life is mostly the same until he marries his business partner’s wife and her daughter comes to live with him. If his wife is not trying to destroy him, Salome is fighting with him about something. Everything changes when Salome comes home from college and he has to use her help to clean up her mother’s mess with a snitch. Things change even more when he asks her to dance for his birthday. Things go totally to hell for Herod when he promises Salome anything she wants if she spends an entire week with him dancing.This is a tale of debauchery, sex, drugs, and some romance....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Crime Fiction
Size: 209 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
22 reviews

Exploding: A Mafia Romance (The O'Keefe Family Collection Book 1)

by Tuesday Embers and Mary E. Twomey

To break away from her overbearing brothers, Fallyn O’Keefe opens a bakery to show them she can do it on her own. She thinks her biggest problem will be defending her storefront from the violence of the rival family, who would much rather see her chased back into the east end of the city with the rest of the brawling O’Keefes. When Vince, the older, terrifying head from the enemy family shows up with flowers instead of his gun, Fallyn worries the fighting between her family and his will escalate from fists to firearms.

Caught between her family and the possibility of more, Fallyn must decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice to keep her business, her secret love, and her life.

This is book one in The O'Keefe Family Collection Trilogy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, New Adult & College, Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Size: 219 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
7 reviews

Diabolic Candelabra: A Bobby Owen Mystery

by E.R. Punshon

“Ode to a chocolate,” murmured Bobby.Olive, Inspector Bobby Owen’s wife, is on a mission to obtain the recipe for some uncommonly good chocolates. But the most innocent beginning means trouble for Bobby Owen: take one wood-dwelling hermit, a girl who talks to animals, an evil stepfather and two exceedingly valuable works of art, and you have the recipe, not for chocolate, but for one of Punshon’s most satisfying and devilish mysteries.This beguiling story of labyrinths and seemingly impossible murder is a challenge and a treat for armchair sleuths everywhere. Diabolic Candelabra was originally published in 1942. It is the seventeenth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series including thirty-five novels. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 292 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
9 reviews

Rolling Stone: A Frank Garrett Mystery

by Patricia Wentworth

Not a breath. Nothing. Just a dead man lying there on the tumbled bed…Peter Talbot, on assignment for his uncle, Frank Garrett of the Foreign Office, takes the place of Spike Reilly, member of a gang of art thieves that have recently added murder to their repertoire. Another burglary, and ‘Spike’ is the receiver of stolen goods on the terrace of the Cresswells’ impressive country place. The girl he loves, Terry Clive, is involved, not to mention others also staying at the house. Peter and Terry will find that pitting their wits against a merciless killer is the most lethal of pastimes for two young lovers.Rolling Stone was originally published in 1940, and is a treat for every mystery novel connoisseur. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Eva...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 250 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
6 reviews

Fear by Night: A Golden Age Mystery

by Patricia Wentworth

“Are you sure? Don’t I inherit anything?”“Not unless something happens to Miss Ann Vernon.”Ann Vernon won’t marry her boyfriend Charles Anstruther, opting instead to become secretary to an old lady. She accompanies Mrs Halliday aboard the cruise-ship Emma, which eventually drops anchor at Loch Dhu, a remote and almost deserted Scottish lake. But what monstrous terror holds the region in its thrall? What is the secret of the island to which Ann gets taken? And what does Charles Anstruther find there when he comes to look for Ann?Fear by Night was originally published in 1934. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.“When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself—and I always do.” Mary Dell, Daily Mirror...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 249 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Cops & Robbers of Whiskey Point

by Robert Disario

Whiskey Point is a small town with big problems. Once a thriving community of business and manufacturing companies, it has become a safe haven of crime and disorder. Cut backs to government services have sent tax paying businesses packing. Private security companies like American Guard are hired to fill the gap in police deficiencies. When Whiskey Point gets hit with a rash of robberies, Detective Emilio Perez is teamed up (against his will) with an overly excited rookie cop, Rick Palligrou. As the two keep digging Emilio finds he's not as disinterested as he thought. But soon afterwards, he begins regretting forming a bond with his new partner. And that's just the beginning...About the AuthorRobert J. Disario is a sergeant for a police department just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He is ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 63 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Red Lacquer Case: A Golden Age Mystery

by Patricia Wentworth

There was a hand pressed against the window, a large hand that looked unnaturally white, the blood driven from it by the pressure of a man’s weight. The light showed the pale fingers—and the still paler palm crossed by a dark, jagged scar.Young Sally Meredith is distracted from her jam recipes by a visit from uncle Fritzi, who is accompanied by a mysterious red lacquer case containing a deadly secret. A band of unscrupulous international agents are close behind, and when the eccentric uncle disappears into the night the lacquer case is stolen. But Sally is now the only person who knows how to open the case – she is kidnapped, her life in terrible danger.Meanwhile Bill Armitage, formerly Sally’s fiancé and still in love with her, begins with the aid of Scotland Yard to search for h...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 219 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Bridge Over Tears

by Tom Cornett

A new sheriff in town finds himself surrounded by old cliques, murders and mind boggling corruption. Two California runaway girls being murdered sets justice in motion. Brook Valley, Indiana residents are about to see the light of justice shine on the darkest secrets of men who govern the land and the money. Sheriff Lexington B. Koss creates an unusual way to find the truth. He finds much more in his efforts to catch the killers....

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 86 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Will o’ the Wisp: A Golden Age Mystery

by Patricia Wentworth

“She’s a hula mula wula girl,She’s a crazy daisy nightmareMy baby’s a scream.”David Fordyce wasn’t looking forward to his birthday party, an annual event he shared with his grandmother. But this year Eleanor would be there—Eleanor, whom he had not seen in seven years, ever since she’d married Cosmo Rayne.There are mysteries concerning the late Mr. Rayne, and his lovely widow—but then David has secrets of his own. When a black clad figure crosses the line between shadow and moonlight the game is afoot in one of Patricia Wentworth’s most eerie and thrilling stories.Will o’ the Wisp was originally published in 1928. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.“When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Size: 246 pages
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Angel: A psychological thriller with twisted minds and twisted relationships

by Kate Mitchell

Vivian had finally divorced her dull husband. She let him have everything, because she had a good job, just to get out. Then she hears rumours of significant changes in his life, so she goes to investigate. Getting involved in an accident she is laid up in hospital for a while, but when she is recovered enough to leave she discovers that he is dead.In a bid to retrieve some of the money that she had put into their twenty-one-year marriage, Vivian ends up in the home of Angel, her ex-husband’s mistress and partner, who on the surface appears to be innocent and sweet. However, things start to change, and Vivian has to use all her wits to survive Angel’s psychologically twisted mind.Will she survive – will anyone survive Angel’s deceit and destructive ways?...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Teen & Young Adult, Crime Fiction
Size: 245 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
11 reviews

The Fading Line: A Crime Novella

by Andrew Downs

From The Author Of The Alex Hollick Series, A Thrilling Novella Riddled With Crime, Corruption and Deceit!

On the broken streets of Brooklyn, Detective Roman Gallus does his part to keep the peace during New York’s darkest decade…the 1970’s, but when bureaucracy stands in the way of his investigation of a local priest, he takes matters into his own hands. Impressed by his initiative, his captain, Jack McCloskey brings Roman into a ring of dirty cops and an underworld of police corruption.

The Fading Line makes for a perfect afternoon read. With a dynamic plot, strong characters and a vivid setting, the back alleys of New York come alive with elevating action to the very last page!
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

The Picture of Death (An Ennin Mystery #7)

by Ben Stevens

***The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 1-5 now available***Ennin - the 'Sherlock Holmes' of Japan's feudal era - investigates another case, assisted by his faithful servant (and narrator) Kukai.An infamous painting of hell carries a hideous curse - that whoever sees it will perish within seven days. In the midst of a dark and freezing winter, Ennin investigates - and then demands to see this painting for himself...Other Ennin Mysteries are available.
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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction, Crime Fiction
Size: 553 kb
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